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Kuala Tanjung Port in North Sumatra begins CPO export shipment

  • Apriadi Gunawan

    The Jakarta Post

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Kuala Tanjungm, North Sumatera   /   Mon, August 5, 2019   /  05:05 pm
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Officers of Prima Multi Terminal monitor the movement of cranes at the Kuala Tanjung Multipurpose Terminal.(Antara/-)

The Kuala Tanjung Multipurpose Terminal (KTMT) in Batubara regency, North Sumatra, handled a shipment of about 2,000 metric tons of crude palm oil (CPO) to Krishnapatnam, India, on Friday, marking the first CPO export through the port since the start of its operation in 2018. The CPO was shipped by Panama-flagged MT Ocean Integrity. The port is operated by PT Prima Multi Terminal, a subsidiary of state-owned port operator PT Pelindo I. Prima Multi Terminal CEO Robert Sinaga said the shipment of the CPO demonstrated KTMT’s readiness to handle liquid bulk cargo, as KTMT was equipped with storage tanks and pipes and increased firms’ options for the shipment of liquid bulk cargo, which had so far been handled by Belawan Port in Medan and Dumai Port in Riau. “Belawan Port and Dumai Port are already busy,” Robert said. “Kuala Tanjung Port could ...